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London Fights to Keep Its International Mega-Disputes with New ‘Super Court’ – Dean Nicholls’ Article in Spear’s

Dean Nicholls' article was published by Spear's on 27 July 2015

Written by Dean Nicholls
28/07/2015

A recently announced specialist court for ‘blockbuster’ trials is expected to reinforce London’s reputation as the centre of global litigation, says Dean Nicholls of Gordon Dadds

In recent years, London’s courts have been the venue of choice for some of the most complex and highest-value litigation in the world. In particular, parties from Russia and the CIS region have deluged the courts with their disputes.

After a long and bitterly contested trial, in 2012 the High Court rejected Boris Berezovsky’s $4.7 billion claim that Roman Abramovich had intimidated him into selling shares in Russian oil giant Sibneft…

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Dean Nicholls

As a commercial dispute resolution lawyer, I specialise in complex, high value litigation which often involves an international element. After reading law at the University of Manchester, I worked at Baker Tilly before completing my Law Society Final Examinations at the College of Law in York. My experience is wide ranging, but includes banking and finance disputes (where the claims can run into the hundreds of millions), director and shareholder disputes, international arbitrations through the LCIA and the ICC Court of Arbitration, fraud and professional negligence. Although I have extensive trial experience, I strive to resolve disputes at an early stage, to include through mediation, when possible. I often deliver seminars and recently presented to the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates. Outside of work, I enjoy running, football, going to the cinema, playing guitar and photography.  

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